Narcissism is the word we routinely use to describe someone self-satisfied and arrogant. But what do we really mean by the word?
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“What we found is that only 25% of job successes are predicted by IQ, 75 percent of job successes are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of as a threat.”
“We’ve found there are ways that you can train your brain to be able to become more positive.”
“… we can reverse the formula for happiness and success, and in doing so, not only create ripples of positivity, but a real revolution.”
“…I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.”
– Susan Cain
7 Steps to Find Meaning in Your Work via Entrepreneur.com
Finding the Meaning in Your Work via PsychologyToday.com
Finding Meaning at Work, Even When Your Job Is Dull via the Havard Business Review Blog
“However, no matter if you identify as an extrovert, introvert, or ambivert, don’t let a personality test define how you think about yourself. Figuring out how you work best for yourself is much more helpful than any test.”
– Daniel Kao
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
– Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search For Meaning.
“All of this information is obligatory. Chinese doesn’t let me ignore it,” says Chen. “In fact, if I want to speak correctly, Chinese forces me to constantly think about it.”
This got Chen wondering: Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? In particular, Chen wanted to know: does our language affect our economic decisions?
Chen designed a study — which he describes in detail in this blog post — to look at how language might affect individual’s ability to save for the future. According…
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“A major depressive episode can alter not only a person’s mood and sense of belonging but also his or her reality.”
“Major depression feels like intense pain that can’t be identified in any particular part of the body. The most (normally) pleasant and comforting touch can feel painful to the point of tears. People seem far away—on the other side of a glass bubble. No one seems to understand or care, and people seem insincere. Depression is utterly isolating.”